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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
is a component of U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The USCIS governs the laws and regulations which affect individuals of different visa classifications. USCIS is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication. USCIS oversees the granting of benefits to immigrants and nonimmigrants while in the United States. USCIS adjudicates nonimmigrant student applications for changes of status, M-1 program extensions, M-1 transfers, reinstatements, and employment authorizations. USCIS also adjudicates change of status requests from other classes of nonimmigrants, currently in the United States, who wish to become an F-1 or M-1 student.